MP McLeod launches call for proposals to end violence against women

Cathy McLeod, M.P. for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, announced a call for proposals to prevent and reduce violence against women and girls

KAMLOOPS – On behalf of the Honorable Rona Ambrose, Minister for Status of Women, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, recently announced the launch of a call for proposals for projects that will prevent and reduce violence against women and girls in Canada.

“Our government is taking concrete steps in the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls by helping communities address this important issue,” said Minister Ambrose. “By inviting proposals for projects that address violence against women and girls, we are working together to create safe communities for all.”

The Government of Canada will accept funding applications for the call for proposals, Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls, in four thematic areas:

1.  Preventing and reducing violence against women and girls in high-risk neighbourhoods (Deadline: Oct. 12);

2. Engaging men and boys in ending violence against women and girls (Deadline: Oct. 12);

3. Preventing and reducing violence against women and girls in the name of “honor”

(Deadline: Nov. 9); and

4. Preventing and reducing the trafficking of women and girls through community planning (Deadline: Nov. 9).

Eligible organizations must address a number of predetermined criteria in their responses. For more information on this call for proposals, Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls, please visit women.gc.ca.

“It was very rewarding to present the Yellowhead Community Service Society with significant funding back in May for their grassroots project addressing issues of violence and economic security affecting women and girls living in rural and remote communities,” said McLeod.

 

“Once again I encourage all interested organizations in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo to apply and help make a difference for girls and women who face various forms of violence,” concluded McLeod.

 

 

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